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UNDATED (AP) — San Diego State is the lone unbeaten left in the nation, and the fourth-ranked Aztecs will try to keep it that way with games against Wyoming and UNLV this week. Elsewhere, the Big 12-SEC Challenge takes center stage next weekend with No. 15 Kentucky visiting No. 18 Texas Tech and top-ranked Baylor facing Florida. Seventh-ranked Dayton also has a pair of tough Atlantic-10 games this week against St. Bonaventure and Richmond, while Indiana can prove itself with back-to-back games against No. 11 Michigan State and No. 17 Maryland.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor leaped over Gonzaga and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll to give the Top 25 its seventh team on top this season. That matches the record set in 1983 for the most No. 1s in the history of the poll that dates to the 1948-49 season. Baylor received 33 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel and had 1,591 points. Gonzaga received 31 first-place votes for 1,588 points. Kansas, undefeated San Diego State and Florida State replaced Duke, Auburn and Butler in the top five after those three schools each lost a pair of games last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's college basketball poll with Baylor in second place. The Gamecocks received 22 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel. The Lady Bears had six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32 points. The Ducks moved up to No. 4. Louisville was fifth. Stanford fell to sixth. Oregon State, North Carolina State, Mississippi State and UCLA rounded out the top 10. Northwestern entered the poll at No. 22. It's the first ranking for the Wildcats since 2015-16.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head football coach. Baylor formally introduced Aranda on Monday, four days after he was hired as a first-time head coach. He spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator for national champion LSU. Aranda says he could see the togetherness and toughness of the Bears when watching them against Oklahoma. That's the team the Tigers beat in the national semifinal game. He takes over for Matt Rhule. Rhule is now coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Aranda says he's excited about furthering the progress that has been made under Rhule the past three seasons.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tyasha Harris scored a season-high 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:01 left, as No. 1 South Carolina rallied from nine-points down in the final quarter to outlast No. 9 Mississippi State 81-79. Mississippi State had several chances to go in front, but Rickea Jackson and Jordan Danberry both missed shots to put the Bulldogs back in the lead in the final two minutes. South Carolina freshman Zia Cooke stole Mississippi State's last inbounds pass with 4 seconds left and ran out the clock. Jackson and Danberry each had 16 points to lead the Bulldogs.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rennia Davis sank a long go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left and No. 23 Tennessee beat Alabama 65-63 to snap a five-game losing streak in the series. Jordan Horston scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half and Davis finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for Tennessee. Tamari Key had six of Tennessee's 13 blocked shots and Kellie Harper won her 300th game during her 16-year head coaching career. Lewis scored 17 points and Jasmine Walker had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Alabama.
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